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Old 04-23-2013, 03:42 PM
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Thanks for the link! Another amazing review. Now, if only Best Buy would carry the 65" model in my neck of the woods...
Buy online and get here shipped in wink.gif
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The digital audio output will only provide stereo for external HDMI sources since the TV has to report to the external source device it is a stereo (2 speaker) TV set and the device then downconverts all audio to stereo on the HDMI to the TV.
For full multi-channel audio from external sources, you would still need to connect separate optical or coax audio from each external source to your older receiver, just like I do to my 10 year old Denon receiver.
I also separately connect the TV's optical digital audio output to my receiver, for multi-channel audio from internal TV sources including the TV's tuner and internet smart apps like Netflix and Vudu.

You should look at this then
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=5557&seq=1&format=2
It should split the audio from the video and put the audio out through Optical(toslink) and video over HDMI.
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What what? For the 60"?
oh no my bad: 55"
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HD Guru awards the TC-P65ST60 5 stars their highest rating

http://hdguru.com/panasonic-tc-p65st60-plasma-hdtv-review/

Wow! what a great review.

I am now 99.9999% sold on the 60'' ST60.

Just need to actually look at it in store (and test hockey) before I commit. None of the stores in the area have it in stock yet.
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Any opinions on how the Squaretrade Warranties are? Only thing is I need accidental screen protection with 2 little ones around I can't take a chance of getting another TV broken from a flying toy! eek.gif

Anyone know of a warranty plan that you can also get accidental screen protection on?
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Wow! what a great review.

I am now 99.9999% sold on the 60'' ST60.

Just need to actually look at it in store (and test hockey) before I commit. None of the stores in the area have it in stock yet.

Its Pretty ugly in a store. Have some HD on a thumb drive and get a remote from the staff
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Its Pretty ugly in a store. Have some HD on a thumb drive and get a remote from the staff

yeah plasma's are not served well in those bright conditions.

I mostly just want to make 100% sure the ABL function is smooth and stable and hockey has zero brightness fluctuations.
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Wow! what a great review.

I am now 99.9999% sold on the 60'' ST60.

Just need to actually look at it in store (and test hockey) before I commit. None of the stores in the area have it in stock yet.

I'm watching hockey right now on the 65ST60 and it looks amazing (looks better with CNET settings since those are 'brighter' than D-Nice's I find). I've watched four games since last Friday. I've had 3 LCD/LEDs before this plasma and I honestly can barely see a difference, this plasma is bright enough (at home), it actually looks better on this ! 😎

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So, we keep reading these reviews about all these measurements of blacks like 0.0000163.3333.111 pcccfcdf adam lamberts taco bells pepperoni pizza levels. Well here is what that means in lament terms biggrin.gif













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I'm watching hockey right now on the 65ST60 and it looks amazing (looks better with CNET settings since those are 'brighter' than D-Nice's I find). I've watched four games since last Friday. I've had 3 LCD/LEDs before this plasma and I honestly can barely see a difference, this plasma is bright enough (at home), it actually looks better on this ! 😎

Thanks! Yeah I never understood why some people thought hockey looked so bad with plasma. To me everything just looks more natural with plasma including hockey (when properly adjusted of course).

That extra brightness is definitely not a bad thing though. wink.gif
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http://www.abt.com/product/67592/Panasonic-TCP60ST60.html

Apply code "insure" to subtract $40 and it comes out to $1447. Free shipping and no tax in most states. Best deal I've found so far.
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So, we keep reading these reviews about all these measurements of blacks like 0.0000163.3333.111 pcccfcdf adam lamberts taco bells pepperoni pizza levels. Well here is what that means in lament terms biggrin.gif

It means that black you see in your pics is dark as s*** son!
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Inspect it thoroughly with a flashlight before turning it on. After its on look for screen uniformity issues and turn up the volume and listen for buzzing.
is the flashlight test really necessary. I mean ive had my tv for about a week and 3 days and the screen looks fine on and off. Will the tv end up cracking over time if it has a small hairline crack. I got the BBY 2yr warranty since it covers screen burn in but i might end up getting square trade warranty also so it will cover physical damage. kinda like double wrapping it just to be Xtra safe haha
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is the flashlight test really necessary. I mean ive had my tv for about a week and 3 days and the screen looks fine on and off. Will the tv end up cracking over time if it has a small hairline crack. I got the BBY 2yr warranty since it covers screen burn in but i might end up getting square trade warranty also so it will cover physical damage. kinda like double wrapping it just to be Xtra safe haha

Does the square trade cover physical damage as in accidental damage? I just read the fine print it I don't think it does. Actually there isn't really any fine print info avail on the site that I could find.
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is the flashlight test really necessary. I mean ive had my tv for about a week and 3 days and the screen looks fine on and off. Will the tv end up cracking over time if it has a small hairline crack. I got the BBY 2yr warranty since it covers screen burn in but i might end up getting square trade warranty also so it will cover physical damage. kinda like double wrapping it just to be Xtra safe haha
If you havent noticed anything yet then I wouldnt be concerned. Especially with a good warranty.

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Looks like its safe to say the ST60 beats out the flagship Samsung F8500 in black level AND contrast ratio...and at about half the price!
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I'm new to the site. Just got my 60ST60 and love it so far. One question I had.. How do i shut the tv speakers off so I can use my sound bar exclusively? Played with all the sound settings and cant find it
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I'm new to the site. Just got my 60ST60 and love it so far. One question I had.. How do i shut the tv speakers off so I can use my sound bar exclusively? Played with all the sound settings and cant find it

Can't you just turn the volume on the tv down all the way?
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I have been crouching to pounce on the 65ST60, to upgrade my 9 yr Panny plasma, but was thinking of doing it only when its price hits 2k. But with the currently attractive and tempting pricing on the 60ST60 I am beginning to wonder if I should get that one instead and start enjoying it NOW smile.gif Does anyone know if the 65ST50 hit 2K or less at any point in time at all in any of the mainstream B & M or online stores and if it did how long after the introduction was that? Asking this just to get an idea of the chances of the 65ST60 hitting 2K in the near future ... The wait is killing me ...
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If you havent noticed anything yet then I wouldnt be concerned. Especially with a good warranty.
so pretty much avoid doing this and ill be okay haha
http://youtu.be/TncGrpYVBpA
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Can't you just turn the volume on the tv down all the way?
Yes, but if I program the sound bar to accept the tv remotes volume then it adjusts both the tv and the sound bar. I was hoping to use just the tv remote to control the sound bar volume and not the tv volume
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What does 1080p pixel direct do? And why does everyone say to disable it? Thanks
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1080p direct is fine if you set the HDMI content manually to photos. Otherwise, you get a bunch of halos around every edge.
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1080p direct is fine if you set the HDMI content manually to photos. Otherwise, you get a bunch of halos around every edge.
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Yes, but if I program the sound bar to accept the tv remotes volume then it adjusts both the tv and the sound bar. I was hoping to use just the tv remote to control the sound bar volume and not the tv volume

On 2012 models you go to Setup-Viera link settings - default speakers - and choose THEATER. I'm not sure if its the same for 2013

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yeah plasma's are not served well in those bright conditions.

I mostly just want to make 100% sure the ABL function is smooth and stable and hockey has zero brightness fluctuations.

I Don't believe there is one post on this thread about brightness fluctuations. And I have watched hockey as a test even though it does not interest me. And it looks great really bright for a plasma.
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Anyone have sound/audio settings that they find works well for them? Perchance the Panasonic SC-BTT190 Blu Ray player as well?
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I Don't believe there is one post on this thread about brightness fluctuations. And I have watched hockey as a test even though it does not interest me. And it looks great really bright for a plasma.

Thanks. Yeah all good stuff. I haven't seen any mentions either so I am really not worried about it. Panny's always have good ABL function.

I went through fluctuating brightness issues with Samsung plasma's (and many people never even could see the issue) with hockey so I just need to test and confirm it with my own eyes.
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Thanks. Yeah all good stuff. I haven't seen any mentions either so I am really not worried about it. Panny's always have good ABL function.

I went through fluctuating brightness issues with Samsung plasma's (and many people never even could see the issue) with hockey so I just need to test and confirm it with my own eyes.

Yeah I skimmed the f8500 thread ail seems its still a prob
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Yeah I skimmed the f8500 thread ail seems its still a prob

Indeed, that's why I ruled out the 8500 a while ago. Its crazy to me that Samsung still hasn't worked out this issue after 3 years.
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